Hebburn Town braced for erratic Alnwick

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Hebburn Town host their most northerly opposition when they take on Alnwick Town tomorrow in the Ebac Northern League Second Division.

Alnwick’s start to the season has been quite something.

They are 10th in the table with 11 points from eight games – which have produced 46 goals!

Alnwick themselves have scored 24 goals, with their results including a 5-5 draw against Durham City, a 4-4 draw against Brandon and a 6-2 win at Crook Town.

Hebburn on the other hand have been involved in some relatively low scoring games and the last two have seen the Hornets beat Bedlington Terriers 2-1, and drawing 0-0 with Durham City in midweek.

Hebburn are yet to turn out a really settled side because of injuries, holidays and work commitments.

Only two players – defenders Kris Summers and Scott Wallace – have played in all eight games, but the club is hoping things settle soon.

Tomorrow, Chris Smith and midfielder Dan Chambers are away but Callum Smith should be available and keeper Steve Hubery returns to the squad.

Chris Feasey and Dan Reeves are facing lengthy lay-offs with bad knee injuries but both are receiving treatment and surgery may not be necessary.